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Rheinradweg in NRW, © Tourismus NRW e.V., Dominik Ketz

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-Westphalia


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Abteigaerten © I. Jansen Kulturland Kreis Hoexter, © I. Jansen Kulturland Kreis Hoexter

Monastery Gardens Route

A tour of monastery gardens including Schloss Corvey

Discover medieval secrets on a cycling tour of monastery gardens including Schloss Corvey and the Willow Palace in Rheder.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Der Oelchenshammer, der zum LVR-Industriemuseum Kraftwerk Ermen & Engels gehört, ist die letzte wasserbetriebene Schmiede im Oberbergischen Land., © LVR Industriemuseum

Industrial heritage in the Rhineland with a bicycle

Cycling route connects LVR (Rhineland regional council) industrial museums

On the cycle path of the industrial museums, it is possible to create paper, to de-scend into a turbine cellar and to face the entry examination to become a trainee in the iron and steel industry.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Cyclists on tour at Lahn Valley Cycle Path, © Touristikverband Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V

Lahn Valley Cycle Path

An ideal route for families and leisure cyclists

The Lahn Valley Cycle Path follows the entire length of the Lahn. It is suitable for families and leisure cyclists as well as more seasoned cyclists.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Fahrradtour durch die Weinberge im Ahrtal, © Ahrtal Tourismus Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler e.V.

Ahr cycle route

Active travel between the Eifel and Rhine regions

The Ahr cycle route winds its way over 80 kilometres through one of the most beautiful vineyard regions in the country, and is a good destination for a sporty day trip with a a relaxing glass of wine to finish the tour.

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family on tour at the Sauerland Cycle Circuit, © Sauerland-Tourismus e.V Foto Stromberg

Sauerland Cycle Circuit

Cycling through Sauerland on disused railway lines

Cycling on disused railway lines through the “Land of 1000 Mountains”. A wealth of attractions await active cyclists on this circular route.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Die Paderborner-Land-Route führt an prächtigen Schlössern vorbei, © Touristikzentrale Paderborner Land e.V.

Paderborner Land Route Cycle Path

Heathland, bird sanctuaries, monastic culture and a railway viaduct

The 250 kilometre Paderborner-Land-Route (Paderborner Land Route) cycle path takes in impressive natural landscapes, major historic sites and interesting cultural attractions, mainly on quiet roads.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Water Quintet in the land of dams, © Volker Barthel

Water Quintet Cycle Path

Five reservoirs on one cycle route

Low-gradient railway lines allow cyclists to discover Bergisches Land at a leisurely pace. The Water Quintet Cycle Path rewards cy-clists with beautiful views.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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River Weser Cycle Path, © Peter Hübbe

Weser Cycle Path

Along the river through the Weser Uplands to the North Sea

Hit the north! Idyllic riverside paths and low-mountain sections lead cyclists from the Weser Uplands to the North Sea.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Haus Rüschhaus in Münster, © Münsterland e.V.

100 Castles Route

Almost 1,000 kilometres of cycle path through romantic Münsterland

Romantic strongholds and imposing stately homes: Cyclists can experience the region’s magnificent architecture on Münsterländ’s 100 Castles Route.

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